Bananas Reviews

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March 16, 2021
...an inventive piece of filmmaking, full of cinephilic references and most evocative of the period during which it was made.
August 27, 2020
Lighthearted, goofy, cynical, ridiculous, and scathingly critical in equal proportions.
July 8, 2020
It is safe to say that Bananas was one of the funniest movies among his earlier films and there is a lot in it that would get a laugh or at least a chuckle out of you.
May 15, 2020
Woody Allen is funny by reason of being Woody Allen, but that is becoming a decreasingly cashable asset.
May 15, 2020
Much of the humour is blunted by Allen's self-indulgence as both a director and actor.
May 14, 2020
Without verbal jokes, [Allen] can be a disaster.
March 16, 2020
Currently Allen looks like the best American film clown around.
January 10, 2020
Overall the film is most entertaining.
June 4, 2019
When it comes for sheer, unadulterated fun, [Allen] never seemed more youthful or more exuberant than he did here.
May 10, 2013
Rapid-fire gags and some inspired one-liners qualify this as an early classic from Allen.
May 10, 2013
One of the early, funny films that a more mature Allen would dismiss later in his career, but nevertheless worth seeing again and again.
May 10, 2013
Although some of the humor falls flat in this early Allen comedy, his satire of revolutions and revolutionaries is perpetually topical; subsequent events in Central America have only enhanced the film's appeal.
March 18, 2010
It is a funny picture - not too consistently, and certainly not too coherently, but when it hits, it hits.
September 5, 2009
A study of the Cuban Revolution by way of Freedonia
September 4, 2008
Bananas is chockfull of sight gags, one-liners and swiftly executed unnecessary excursions into vulgarity whose humor for the most part can't make up for content.
March 30, 2007
Inspired by the Marx Brothers comedies (specifically Duck Soup), Woody Allen made a leap forward as filmmaker in his second feature, a zany satire composed of riotous sketches and incoherent but funny one-liners.
July 24, 2006
An attempt to capture the same zaniness the Marx Brothers had in Duck Soup.
January 26, 2006
Wonderfully incoherent.
May 9, 2005
Allen's view of the world is fraught with everything except pathos, and it's a view I happen to find very funny.
March 26, 2005
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